Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is an increasingly popular treatment for a variety of patient health complaints. Health professionals are turning to bioidentical hormones derived from wild yam, specifically Dioscorea villosa (plants containing unique compounds which are extracted as identical replicas of hormones the body produces).

In addition to the bioidentical, yam-derived hormones DHEA, and pregnenolone, popular therapies also include the use of cortisol modifiers, such as licorice root extract (Glycyrrhizin) and phosphorylated serine (sold here as Enerphos). Progon B-L may be used to raise progesterone levels.

Technically, the body can't distinguish bioidentical hormones from the ones produced in the body. With laboratory data combined with symptoms and patient histories, clinicians can determine therapies to help augment hormone levels and support the body's innate hormone production.

NOTE: Some hormone formulas contain alcohol as a base carrier for the active ingredient. This may cause burning in the mouth for some patients, therefore titration and sequencing with these formulas is strongly recommended.

Dedication to Excellence and Clinical Support

BioMatrix has partnered with dietary supplement manufacturers since 1999. Insistence on FDA compliant quality control and manufacturing practices is mandatory in these relationships. BioMatrix only provides products that have proven themselves in studies of before/after laboratory results and related patient health outcomes. Note: No two patients are alike. Lifestyle, environmental factors, and health history all come into play.

Laboratory testing of patients' salivary hormones will help clinicians determine the need, dosing, and duration of administration of the hormones and hormone modifiers

Health professionals: For assistance in using these products as well as lab testing, consider suggested protocols and schedule a complementary consultation with a Clinical Advisor by calling 800-570-2000 or 307-212-6600 (also see the contact page).

The Hormones and Hormone Modifiers

BioMatrix DHEA, and Pregnenolone are formulated using extraction of the steroidal component of the wild yam (Dioscorea villosa). The active ingredients are suspended in an alcohol solution to optimize oral absorption. In contrast to micronized oral tablets, which appear to be absorbed only 40-50%, BioMatrix hormone absorption is approximately 95%.

BioMatrix Licorice Root Extract (LRE) is designed for use in supporting the adrenals when cortisol output is depressed. One of the primary compounds in licorice root is glycyrrhizin (a substance that has a molecular structure similar to corticosteroids). As such, LRE aids in hypoadrenalism by partially blocking the enzyme that converts cortisol to cortisone, thus sparing cortisol.

Enerphos is used in the treatment of chronic hyperadrenalism in which cortisol is being produced in excess. Progon B-L may be used to raise progesterone levels.


Support for Clinicians

If you are a health professional seeking assistance with BHRT consider suggested protocols and schedule a complementary consultation with a Clinical Advisor by calling 800-570-2000 or 307-212-6600 (also see the contact page).